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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND NET MIGRATION TARGETS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 739: tabled on 27 January 2015

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 90 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House recognises the enormous cultural, academic and economic contribution that international students studying at UK universities make to the country; is concerned at the dramatic drop in students enrolling to study at UK universities from some of the UK's major international trading partners; believes that the public does not generally view international students to be migrants and does not wish to see their number reduced; and urges the Government to exclude university students from efforts to bear down on immigration including by removing university students from any target to reduce net migration.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Allen, Mr Graham
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2015
Nottingham North
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2015
Blaydon
Bayley, Sir Hugh
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2015
York Central
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2015
Sheffield South East
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 27 January 2015
Northampton South
Birtwistle, Gordon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2015
Burnley
Blackman-Woods, Roberta
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2015
City of Durham
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2015
Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2015
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bruce, Sir Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2015
Gordon
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2015
Blyth Valley
Cash, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 2015
Stone
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2015
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2015
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2015
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2015
Edinburgh West
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 February 2015
Belfast North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 28 January 2015
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2015
Liverpool, Riverside
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 28 January 2015
Ribble Valley
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2015
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2015
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2015
Stoke-on-Trent South
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2015
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 11 February 2015
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2015
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2015
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Greenwood, Lilian
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2015
Nottingham South
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2015
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 28 January 2015
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2015
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendrick, Mark
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2015
Preston
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2015
Lanark and Hamilton East
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2015
Cheltenham
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2015
Dundee East
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2015
Cheadle
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2015
Cambridge
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 2015
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 January 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 3 March 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2015
Birmingham, Perry Barr
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2015
Heywood and Middleton
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2015
Glasgow North
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2015
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2015
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2015
Easington
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Leeds East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2015
Leeds North West
Onwurah, Chi
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2015
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Paisley, Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 February 2015
North Antrim
Powell, Lucy
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2015
Manchester Central
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2015
Southport
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 2 February 2015
South Down
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2015
Coventry North West
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2015
Liverpool, Walton
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2015
Lewisham, Deptford
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2015
Torbay
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 January 2015
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2015
Ealing, Southall
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2015
Huddersfield
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2015
South West Devon
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2015
Blackley and Broughton
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2015
Bradford South
Swales, Ian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2015
Redcar
Thornberry, Emily
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2015
Islington South and Finsbury
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2015
Eastleigh
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2015
Leicester East
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2015
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2015
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2015
Bradford East
Weatherley, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 27 January 2015
Hove
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2015
Angus
White, Chris
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2015
Warwick and Leamington
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2015
Banff and Buchan
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 January 2015
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2015
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2015
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2015
Cardiff Central
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 February 2015
East Antrim
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2015
Perth and North Perthshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND NET MIGRATION TARGETS (Amendment 1)
after 'universities', insert ', as well as UK students studying at Scottish universities,'.
Labour, Dundee West
1
signature
EDM 739A1: tabled on 11 February 2015